Birds of a feather flock together. The Stanford Cardinal have had some recent success in the city of Houston, and Jim Harbaugh picked up another prospect from the Bayou City.
Six-foot-six tight end Jordan Najvar of Klein Oak High School visited the Stanford campus on a West Coast trip and felt right at home.
"I know that Stanford is far from home, but it was great to be shown around by two Houston guys and my parents are only a plane ticket away," he said. "Andrew Luck of Stratford and Michael Thomas of Nimitz were great and made me feel at home. Everything was great, and from the players to the coaches, those were the type of people that I want to be around for the next five years."
Najvar held offers from over 20 schools, but felt that Stanford was the right for him academically and athletically.
"They like me for their hybrid tight end position," he said. "It's a flex tight end position where they try and stretch the field. Stanford usually plays two tight ends, one that blocks and one that catches. I feel like I can play both if needed."
For now, Najvar is preparing for his senior season. He will be used in several different capacities on a very talented team.
"We have so much talent here this year," he said. "We probably have 10 Division I players on this team. With all this talent, we will be very diverse on offense. We can either run for 300 yards or pass for 300 yards. This is a special group."